Windows Media Player 9 Series

Windows Media Player 9 Series
Version of Windows Media Player
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Windows Media Player 9 Series on Windows XP build 2600.5512, playing the sample track "Highway Blues" by Marc Seales
Version9.0
Compatible withWindows 98 Second Edition
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Released2003-01-07
Support end
About
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Replaces
Windows Media Player 8
Replaced by
Windows Media Player 10

Windows Media Player 9 Series is a version of Windows Media Player that was released in 2003. It is the last version of Windows Media Player that supports Windows 2000 and also the last version of Windows Media Player to support any DOS-based version of Windows. It was included in the RTM release of Windows Server 2003.

Installing the Service Pack 2 or 3 on Windows XP replaces Windows Media Player 8 with this version. According to Microsoft this was done to fix security vulnerabilities that were present in Windows Media Player 8. Microsoft advised to uninstall the Service Pack if a user wants to remove Windows Media Player 9 Series.[1]

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